Dinner Makeover: Kicking the Takeout Habit
Real Simple food editor Charlyne Mattox encouraged Andi to get a week’s worth of meals planned at one time, and to do it when her energy is up—say, on a weekend afternoon. The same goes for prep: The more she can tackle in advance, the better. Charlyne then talked Andi through the produce aisle, teaching her a few simple techniques that will make garden-variety vegetables (spinach, carrots) tasty and give her the confidence to try new ones.
Far from boring, this go-to neutral can take any room to new stylish heights.